A stroke or brain injury can result in unique challenges and disabilities for survivors, and their caregivers and loved ones, and how each copes with their experiences in different ways.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group will address these issues and offer resources to help overcome challenges.
The free Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the hospital’s ARU Dining Room. All stroke survivors, caregivers and family members are invited to attend this group to learn more about stroke, share experiences and receive encouragement and strength from others who have experienced a similar event.
Facilitators Anne Front, MA, LMFT and Shannon Smith, RN, stroke navigator at Henry Mayo Hospital, along with guest speakers, will provide education and lead discussions on the social, emotional, and physical aspects of surviving strokes and brain injuries.
The support group offers a mix of resources because not every survivor has the same needs. However, each meeting will include time for education, support, sharing experiences, and socializing.
For more information or to join the new support group, please call (661) 253-8651.
The stroke support group is one of the many community classes, support groups, and health events offered at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. To learn more, visit www.henrymayo.com, click on “News and Events” and then “Community Calendar.”